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  • Mark of Fire

  • The Endarian Prophecy, Book 1
  • By: Richard Phillips
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Davies
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 208
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 175
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 177

Lorness Carol, coming of age in the kingdom of her warlord father, Lord Rafel, aspires to wield magic. But she's also unknowingly become the obsession of Kragan, an avenging wielder as old as evil itself. He's waited centuries to find and kill the female prophesied as the only human empowered to destroy him. However, dispatching the king's assassin, Blade, to Rafel's Keep, ends in treason. For Blade arrives not with a weapon but rather a warning for the woman he's known and loved since he was a child.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good start to a new series

  • By Jake on 11-13-17

Rehashing of a host of fantasy cliches—disappoints

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-30-18

Such a talented author and yet this book treads the same old fantasy ground, which if pulled off with engaging writing and characters that draw you in...would still be okay. Unfortunately this doesn’t happen...I gave up after 4-5 hours.....simply boring. Richard, you can do so much better...your prior books told such fascinating stories with interesting characters and plots that drew me in...not this time.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Plague of Giants

  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels, Xe Sands
  • Length: 22 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,718
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,571
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,552

Mother and warrior. Scholar and spy. Rebel and hero. Set in a magical world of terror and wonder, this audiobook is a deeply felt epic of courage and war, in which the fates of these three characters intertwine - and where ordinary people become heroes, and their lives become legend.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining but dissapointing

  • By Roland on 11-20-17

Kevin Hearne disappointed me on this one.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-21-18

I have loved Kevin Hearne's books, but this one was not entertaining. I was having trouble slogging through it in the beginning, and decided to give it a few more hours...gave up after several hours of listening. Sorry, I couldnt relate to the characters, not interesting. Very disappointed.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • All These Worlds

  • Bobiverse, Book 3
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 42,432
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 39,718
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,609

Being a sentient spaceship really should be more fun. But after spreading out through space for almost a century, Bob and his clones just can't stay out of trouble. They've created enough colonies so humanity shouldn't go extinct. But political squabbles have a bad habit of dying hard, and the Brazilian probes are still trying to take out the competition. And the Bobs have picked a fight with an older, more powerful species with a large appetite and a short temper.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Satisfying End to a Fun Series

  • By Craig Schorling on 08-20-17

Great listen...you will not be disappointed.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-09-18

This series was a refreshing change. What a great take on Von Neumann probes. I should have thought of it myself. Great science fiction and engaging storyline. What more can you ask for?

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Monster Hunter Siege

  • Monster Hunter, Book 6
  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 15 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,756
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,301
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,273

When Monster Hunter International's top hunter, Owen Zastava Pitt, was given a tip about some hunters who had gone missing in action, he didn't realize their rescue mission would snowball into the single biggest operation in MHI's history. Their men are being held prisoner in a horrific nightmare dimension, and the only way to reach them is through the radioactive ruins of a monster-infested war zone. As if that wasn't bad enough, it's also the home base of the powerful creature behind the devastating attacks on the Last Dragon and Copper Lake.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • No conclusion some continuation

  • By Ronald on 09-09-17

Series has degenerated...don't buy this.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-09-18

Larry, say it isn't so. Cashing in again? Please use your literary talents for other subjects. Nothing new here...look away and save your money. Same, same same.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Earthcore

  • By: Scott Sigler
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 20 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,996
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,515
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,487

EarthCore is the company with the technology, the resources, and the guts to go after the mother lode. Young executive Connell Kirkland is the company's driving force, pushing himself and those around him to uncover the massive treasure. But at three miles below the surface, where the rocks are so hot they burn bare skin, something has been waiting for centuries. Waiting...and guarding. Kirkland and EarthCore are about to find out first-hand why this treasure has never been unearthed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Slow start, but it gained momentum quick

  • By Jan on 12-15-17

Different, but good!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-09-18

I enjoyed the geology parts of this book; which were just about everywhere. Convincing scientific points and great scifi conjecture. The characters were relatable...this is a good book.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Sleeping Beauties

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King, Owen King
  • Narrated by: Marin Ireland
  • Length: 25 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,720
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,947
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,908

In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep: They become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent; and while they sleep they go to another place.... The men of our world are abandoned, left to their increasingly primal devices. One woman, however, the mysterious Evie, is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • can't stand it.

  • By Ryan on 05-09-18

Disappointing to say the least.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-09-18

This book seems like cashing in....but, perhaps this is truly Owen King trying to polish his skills. The storyline is not particulary interesting and provides little suspense. Save your time and money...don't buy this one.

31 of 32 people found this review helpful

  • The Kill Society

  • A Sandman Slim Novel
  • By: Richard Kadrey
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,103
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,037
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,034

Sandman Slim has been to Heaven and Hell and many places in between, but now he finds himself in an unknown land: the far, far edge of the Tenebrae, the desolate home of the lost dead. Making his way inland with nothing but his unerring instinct for trouble to guide him, he collides with a caravan of the damned on a mysterious crusade, led by the ruthless Magistrate. Alone and with no clue how to get back home, he throws in with this brutal bunch made up of human souls, Hellion deserters, rogue angels - and Father Traven.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 stars as usual

  • By Think about this on 06-15-17

Much of the same, but still worth a listen.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-09-18

Same old same old...but still with a flair to it. I didn't think I would listen to another Sandman Slim novel again, but it was still better than most of the offerings out there with similar material. Spending the credit was worth it.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Year One

  • A Quincy Harker, Demon Hunter Collection
  • By: John G. Hartness
  • Narrated by: James Foster
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,062
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 990
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 990

There are things in this world that men and women aren't meant to understand. We aren't supposed to know these things exist, much less how to fight them. The things that go bump in the night, the monsters in the closet, the shadow out of the corner of your eye - that's where I live.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Davis Ball on 02-04-17

Simply boring.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-09-18

Juvenile, unexciting. A sad waste of time. Save your money. The positive reviews for this book are hard to understand. There are so many other better books on similar subjects out there.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Shattered Empire

  • By: Mitchell Hogan
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 21 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,029
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,808
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,798

In a battle of armies and sorcerers, empires will fall. After young Caldan's parents were slain, a group of monks raised the boy and initiated him into the arcane mysteries of sorcery. But when the Mahruse Empire was attacked and the lives of his friends hung in the balance, he was forced to make a dangerous choice. Now, as two mighty empires face off in a deadly game of supremacy, potent sorcery and creatures from legend have been unleashed. To turn the tide of war and prevent annihilation, Caldan must learn to harness his fearsome and forbidden magic.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The conclusion that disappointed

  • By Shawn on 11-10-16

'He narrowed his eyes...'

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-29-16

Some form of this phrase 'he narrowed his eyes....' is used dozens of times in this series. The descriptive adjectives and phrases used by this author are repetitive and lacking in real depth and color. I really wanted to like this series, but in the end can only say it was okay. Honestly, there is no depth to the characters. The main character comes across as a complete bumpkin who has to be hit in the head for ideas and concepts to get through. I was disappointed...and I am now 'narrowing my eyes'.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Monster Hunter Memoirs: Grunge

  • By: John Ringo, Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,432
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,079
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,059

When marine private Oliver Chadwick Gardenier is killed in the marine barrack bombing in Beirut, somebody who might be Saint Peter gives him a choice: Go to heaven, which, while nice, might be a little boring, or return to earth. The Boss has a mission for him, and he's to look for a sign. He's a marine: He'll choose the mission. Unfortunately, the sign he's to look for is "57". Which, given the food services contract in Bethesda Hospital, creates some difficulty. Eventually it appears that God's will is for Chad to join a group called Monster Hunters International.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • My first in the monster hunter series

  • By Randall on 06-20-18

Disappointing...a simple play for cash.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-11-16

This book is essentially several small vignettes of monster encounters chained together into a loose memoir from a prior hunter. None of the vignettes are compelling...or even interesting. The whole listen/read comes across as a quick cash-in by Larry Correia. Disappointing, he really can write enjoyable books....does he really need the cash that badly? Come on, Larry.

13 of 21 people found this review helpful